Indian and Pakistani troops engaged in exchange of heavy firing on the de facto border in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday amid prevailing tensions between the two neighbouring countries after the Uri terror attack and India's retaliation with surgical strikes last month.
India alleged that Pakistan troops on Tuesday resorted to unprovoked heavy firing at three Indian border posts -- Jhangar, Kalsian and Makri areas of the Nowshera sector in Rajouri district -- along the Line of Control (LoC). The Indian Army retaliated by firing at Pakistani posts.
No casualty has been reported from the Indian side, and it is not known if the exchange of firing has caused any damage on the other side of the LoC.
Pakistan had alleged that Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing at 4 a.m. on Tuesday.
"Pakistani troops befittingly responded to the unprovoked Indian firing... in Bhimber sector," said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement, according to IANS.
Meanwhile, IAF chief Arup Raha has said that the situation along the LoC is still "live" after the surgical strikes launched by the Indian Army. He said the India Air Force is prepared and ready for any eventuality.
Relations between India and Pakistan have been severed after the Uri terror attack last month. Terrorists attacked the heavily-guarded Army Brigade Headquarters in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on September 18, killing 20 soldiers. Four terrorists involved in the attack were neutralised.
Just 10 days after the Uri attack, the Indian Army launched surgical strikes long the LoC on September 29, claiming to have killed 38 terrorists. Pakistan said that two of its soldiers were killed in the attack.